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News from Progress Michigan

December 10, 2021

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Michigan Republicans Spread Coronavirus Misinformation

Republican lawmakers, officials, and groups continue to exacerbate the pandemic by spreading misinformation and fear

MICHIGAN – Amidst a record-breaking coronavirus surge, Michigan Republicans continue to spread conspiracy theories and misinformation. They share fear-mongering posts on social media, host pseudo-science events providing access to unproven coronavirus treatments, and urge people to ignore and even fight back against public health measures designed to save lives.

“Every day, as thousands fall ill and dozens lose their lives in our state to this ongoing pandemic, Republicans continue to recklessly endanger Michigan families,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Rather than following the science and encouraging people to listen to public health experts about vaccines and masks, they seem intent on fighting these measures so they can argue against Democrats who support them. The people of Michigan need leaders who listen to experts, not conspiracy theorists who spread distrust to capitalize on political divides for their own gain.” 

This is a non-exhaustive list of Republican lawmakers, officials, and groups spreading fear and misinformation: